Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bollards to you too.



About a year ago these appeared over the space of a couple of weeks. The very day after completion two of them were flattened! Fantastic! They must have cost a fortune and of course, we have paid. They are there just to stop the few parking on the pavement and cracking the slabs, but I think a certain amount of chaos adds character to a High Street. Anyone who’s wandered around a North African Souk will appreciate the manic chaos of the place. Vans, donkey carts, people, all thrown into a tightly confined space and being sliced through by mopeds, some with a goat as a passenger. They do not have a blame culture there. You get hit, it’s your own stupid fault for not looking. People are allowed to think for themselves and as a result are far more alert. I can imagine that here on Queens Rd White van Man will reverse into a bollard, it will then be tripped over and the tripper will claim huge compensation from us, because he wasn’t looking where he was going. Init.

8 comments:

Peter Ashley said...

Ooh Toby, how marvellous. You're absolutely right of course. Bollards to the lot of 'em.

Toby Savage said...

God! You were quick off the mark with that astute comment! Quiet afternoon Peter?

Peter Ashley said...

Timing, Toby, it's all in the timing.

Peter Ashley said...

Haven't you been out lately Toby? Come on, I want more Queens Road close-ups. Can you do one with a belter in the Post Office queue or something, just for me. Well,and for Ron, Moon, Phil,Diplomat....

Toby Savage said...

I've been... how shall we put this.... working. Sorry. F all booked for next week, so brace yourself.

Ron Combo said...

Yeah, I need to see some teen slut Media Studies students who are willing to go the whole hog in order to supplement their fascist downsized Harriet Harman loans that they will end up paying off working on some filthy downmarket 3,000 cabin Mafia-financed Russian cruise ship on the nippy and deeply unrewarding Alaska "ooooh is that a whale, there on the horizon, spouting" run.

Peter Ashley said...

Always so reassuring to read Ron Combo's utterly impartial comments.
But I have to say he's absolutely spot-on. I recently made an online comment on the Lestar Mercury website about the impending removal of the wonderful Great Central Railway arched bridge over Braunston Gate in order to make way for 'student'accommodation. It was removed from the site in about nine minutes.

ttyrant said...

I agree, people should be made to be responsible for their own actions.